Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Great Regulars: Recent books show how poetry is

indeed women's work and how they excel.

The current U.S. poet laureate is Natasha Trethewey, who is also a Pulitzer Prize winner for "Native Guard" (2006) and state poet laureate of Mississippi. "Thrall: Poems" continues Trethewey's theme of social justice in the Americas, especially for people of color. She examines historic antecedents for origins of current attitudes.

from Denise Low: The Kansas City Star: Collections by four female poets touch on cultural identity, nature and myth


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